I Am Ruth

Kate Winslet, Mia Threapleton and Dominic Savage discuss the making of I Am Ruth

If you’ve seen it, you’ll know. The impact of Dominic Savage’s anthology series I Am… depends on something beyond even its roster of acclaimed female leads – luminaries such as Samantha Morton, Letitia Wright and Leslie Manville. It’s also the way each self-­contained episode devastates with its all-too-­realistic vignette of the female experience told in a way that teases out the very best from these talented actors. It could be mental health, toxic relationships or middle-age invisibility. 

What's on TV This Week: 5th - 11th December

Kate Winslet and Mia Threapleton in I Am Ruth (credit: Joss Barratt/ Channel Four)

FBoy Island


BBC Three, 9pm

The dating reality show F Boy Island returns, as three women, Mia, Louise and Tamaris, attempt to uncover which of the 26 potential suitors are 'nice guys' looking for love, and which of them are 'FBoys' who are merely there to win a cash prize.

Channel 4 releases first look at Kate Winslet and Mia Threapleton in drama I Am Ruth

Kate Winslet and Mia Threapleton in I Am Ruth

Created by Dominic Savage, I Am Ruth is the feature-length instalment of the female-led drama anthology series I Am. The series has won praise for exploring the experiences of women in emotionally raw, thought-provoking and personal moments. 

The two-hour programme has been developed and co-authored by Kate Winslet alongside Savage and will take a look at the pervasive mental health crisis affecting young people.